JAMB bars 262 institutions from admitting students next year

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JOINT Admissions and Matriculation
Board, JAMB Tuesday said it had barred 262
institutions of higher learning from participating in
next year’s admission exercise for non-compliance
with admission guidelines.

JAMB Registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde who spoke
at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,
Umudike, Abia state, at the opening ceremony of
the 3rd Combined Policy Committee meeting on
Admission to degrees, National Diploma, NEC and
National Innovation Diploma-Awarding institutions
for 2012/2013, however, said 14 of the institutions
affected had complied with the laid down
guidelines.

According to Ojerinde, the meeting would consider
first choice of most preferred institutions of
candidates and noted that the affected universities
were sanctioned because they refused to abide by
the board’s admission laid down guidelines, saying
that in JAMB, it was no longer business as usual.

According to him, “From our exercise of verifying
admission compliance for 2011/2012, about 262
institutions were penciled for delisting from next
year’s admission exercise. However, about 14 have
so far complied with the laid down guidelines and
regulations. We are going ahead as directed by the
Government to de-list the institutions with effect
from 2013 admission exercise.”

The Registrar charged participants in the meeting
to “follow the guidelines which stipulate a 70:30
technology/non-technology ratio for National
Diploma programmes and 60:40 Science/Arts ratio
for the universities and colleges of education.”

Ojerinde urged them to adhere strictly to the
Federal Government guidelines on 45% merit, 35%
catchment and 20% educationally less developed,
saying “All stakeholders are to adhere strictly to
these guidelines as the Federal Government is
desirous of giving all Nigerians equal opportunity
to mix and educate in every part of the country.”

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He also told them that the board expected every
university to include in the admission print-out, the
criteria used in admitting the candidates and that
all admissions must come to an end by the end of
October 2012.

Declaring open the meeting, Governor Theodore
Orji who commended JAMB for how it conducts
admissions, asked that un-utilized 20% allocated to
states adjudged educationally backward be given
to states like Abia willing to take them

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